Jean-Marie Proth receives the 2011 ABB Lifetime Contribution to Factory Automation Award
Prof. Jean-Marie Proth, former Director of INRIA-Lorraine, and a Professor at the University of Nancy, France, and the University of Maryland at College Park, USA, received the 2011 ABB Lifetime Contribution to Factory Automation Award. The Award, established by the IES Technical Committee on Factory Automation and ABB Corporate Research, is presented to individuals in grateful recognition of their lifetime contribution to the factory and industrial automation field; for meritorious technical contribution and technical leadership. The Award presentation ceremony took place at the 16th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation in Toulouse, France, on September 7, 2011. The award was presented by Stefan Svensson, World-Wide Manager for the Industrial Communication Program, ABB Corporate Research, Sweden.
Prof. Jean-Marie Proth, and the award.
received the Ph.D. degree in mathematics from the University of
Nancy (France) in 1971 and the Ph.D. degree in management science from
the University of Paris9-Dauphine, Paris, in 1981.
From 1979 to 1982, he held a position of a Professor at the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management, Brussels, Belgium. He then joined the National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Automation (INRIA), Rocquencourt (France) where he acted as Researcher and then Manager of the research group SAGEP (Simulation, Analyse et GEstion des systèmes de Production / Simulation, Analysis and Management of Production Systems).
Between October 1985 and December 1989, Prof. Proth was the Director of INRIA-Lorraine (Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique - National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Automation), part of the INRIA located in Nancy and Metz. During that time, he was also the Research Director of INRIA-Lorraine.
From 1983 to 1993, Prof. Proth was an associate member (full professor appointment) of the Laboratory of Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park (USA).
Prof. Proth’s research activities involved design, control and evaluation of dynamic systems; areas of his extensive industrial consultation activities in Belgium, France, Luxembourg and the U.S. Prof. Proth (co-)authored fourteen books; advised 28 Ph.D. theses in France and the U.S; and established three university departments, including a computer science department.
Prof. Proth was invited to present over 50 invited and keynote talks at major technical events sponsored by IFAC and IEEE.
Prof. Proth had managed a range of industrial projects for some of the major industrial establishments in Belgium, France, and Luxembourg to mention ALCATEL (France), ARBED (steel compant, Luxembourg), CNES (Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales - French Aerospace Agency), D'HUART (a subsidiary of a steel group), ENERGIE (a subsidiary of SOLLAC, a French steel company), FRANCE-TRANSFO, NATO, PECHINEY (France), RENAULT, SYSPRO (a subsidiary of Pont-à-Mousson S.A.,France). He has been also involved since the beginning of 1980s in various EEU and then EUC research projects and programs such as COMETT program, ESPRIT II, EUREKA FAMOS, and others.
He published over 125 journal papers; (co-)authored 14 books; was Co-Editor in Chief of the Applied Stochastic Models and Data Analysis, John Wiley and Sons; Member of the International Advisory Board for the Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing, Chapman and Hall, and Systems Automation: Research and Applications, International Society for Productivity Enhancement; Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, International Journal of Production Economics, and others.
The Award recipient Jean-Marie Proth addressing the audience
Thilo Sauter, Chair, IEEE IES Technical Committee on Factory Automation, introduces the Award.
Corporate Research, Sweden, during the Award presentation ceremony.